New West Ballet School

Recreational Ballet Track

Recreational Ballet Track

The Recreational Ballet track is geared for students who wish to explore the art of ballet in a more leisurely manner. The recreational track is also good for those students whose interests lie in other places (e.g., theater performers, ice skaters, etc.) and ballet is used as an enhancement of those other interests rather than the sole focus of the student. Dancers wishing to follow the recreational track will be placed in the appropriate classical ballet level. Recreational students are highly encouraged to attend the recommended number of classes for their classical ballet level each week; however, there is no attendance policy for recreational ballet track.

Class Outline, Requirements, & Tuition

First Position - 1.25-hour ballet class. Recommended 1x per week. Must be 8 yrs. old by September 1st, 2021. First position is designed to be a one-year program and begins the rigorous training of the classical ballet dancers. Building on foundations learned as a Pre-Ballet dancer and introducing concepts to beginners with a focus on more ballet technique, and more ballet central exercises.

Second Position - By placement. 1.5-hour ballet class. Recommended 2x per week. Adding on to concepts from First Position with a focus on more ballet technique, and more ballet central exercises.

Third Position - By placement. 1.5-hour ballet class. Recommended 2x per week plus stretch and Strengthen class. Adding on to concepts from Second Position with a focus on more ballet technique, and more ballet central exercises. Introduction of pre-pointe into the curriculum; however, while recreational students cannot dance en pointe they should still participate in pre-pointe training during pointe classes.

Fourth Position - By placement. 2-hour ballet class includes pre-pointe training. Recommended 3x per week plus Pilates, Variation Class, and Stretch and Strength classes. Adding on to last year’s concepts from Third Position with a focus on more ballet technique, and more ballet central exercise. Continuation of pre-pointe training; however, while recreational students cannot dance en pointe they should still participate in pre-pointe training during pointe classes.

  • Recreational Class Card = 12 class card for $270.00
Instead of paying monthly, recreational students can purchase a class card to allow for flexibility in their ballet training. Class cards are valid for three months from the date of purchase within the current school year and only valid for Recreational Ballet Track students.

Important Note

It should be noted that recreational students are not eligible for performance opportunities (unless by invitation under special circumstances), are not allowed to train en pointe, and are not eligible for Fifth Position classes. Recreational ballet students may take any ballet class within their classical level, open ballet, stretch and strengthen, Pilates, or electives (unless class is noted as note eligible for recreational ballet track students. Please see the schedule for classes not eligible for recreational ballet track).

Classical Level Class Schedule